Dear NAHN Family & Friends,
I am honored and excited to be working with a phenomenal Board of Directors to provide oversight for our NAHN Phoenix Chapter during the 2016-2017 term. I have been a member of NAHN since 1997 and I assumed the presidency of our chapter in 1998 for 5 years. I have been blessed to see the Phoenix Chapter transition from a striving chapter of about 30-40 members with the same core 3-5 members attending meetings to becoming the largest chapter in the nation with nearly 270 members and 80-100 attendees at our monthly membership meeting.
We are proud to announce that our chapter is celebrating our 25th year anniversary. Throughout these years we have been the voice of our communities and have been recognized as the experts in Hispanic health. Our chapter has also been recognized as an exemplary chapter and this is the result of all the hard work and dedication of our extraordinary members. We have been leaders in addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA); one of 15 chapters selected to implement MueveteUSA - addressing childhood obesity; one of two chapters selected to pilot a toolkit for the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA); and recently selected to participate in the Mentorship Academy. Locally, we have developed strong partnerships with various organizations that share in our mission and vision.
As a chapter, we will continue to be successful in 2016. The Board of Directors met early in January 2016 to develop a Strategic Plan to further enhance our capacity to better serve our members and partners this year, and for many years to come. We have a lot of work ahead of us but I have no doubt that our familia/members will continue to serve as advocates for the vulnerable population and to be a voice for advancing the health of the Hispanic community. I look forward to working closely with each of you in 2016-2017!
Veronica Vital, PhD, RN
National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Phoenix Chapter
Without the support of our partners, we could not do the activities and events that we do today. Thank you!
Our community partners, sponsors, and supporters make it possible to provide annual $10,000 scholarships to Hispanic nursing students.
We believe that with a strong membership and network, we can help promote and advance the health care in the Hispanic community, but that all begins with you!